"And remind, for indeed, the reminder benefits the believers."
(Al-Quran 51:55)

Monday, 14 October 2013

Eid-ul-Adha and Qurbani

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

The name of this Eid is Eid-ul-Adha - meaning the festival of the sacrifice.

On this Eid day, we should remember the incident of the Friend of Allah, the Prophet Ibrahim (as), and his adherence to the command of Allah, when being commanded to sacrifice his son Ismail (as).

The great Prophet of Allah was ready to carry out this divine command of Allah, only to find out that he was simply being tested.

The whole incident reminds us all of the acceptance of those who are obedient to Allah – they follow all of Allah’s commands no questions asked! Allah surely tests those whom He loves, and after these tests always comes much reward and acceptance.

We learn the lesson to always try and follow this great example of Prophet Ibrahim (as), and to put Allah before our own wishes and desires. Whether it is the want of our own selves – our nafs, peer pressure or family pressure.
Nothing should come before the pleasure of Allah and His beloved Rasool (saw)!

Virtues of the Night Before Eid

The Prophet (saw) said, “Whoever stays awake and performs Ibadah on the two nights before the two Eids, with hope for abundant reward from Allah, his heart will not die on the day when all hearts will be dead (Qiyamah)” – Ibn Majah

Such few people will actually carry out this blessed act so become one of those special ones who does!


·       The most important action to be performed in this month of Dhul Hijjah is Qurbani.

·       Qurbani is wajib (necessary) upon those people who own wealth equal to or more than the nisaab of Zakat.

·       This Qurbani is wajib each year – even if they are not performing Hajj.

·       It can be done in one’s hometown or you can pay for it to be performed on ones behalf in any other country around the world. This can also be done through a reliable charity organisation.

·       The Prophet (saw) said, “There is nothing more dearer to Allah during the days of Qurbani, than the sacrificing of animals. The sacrificed animal shall come on the Day of Judgement with its horns, hair and hooves to be weighed. The sacrifice is accepted by Allah before the blood falls to the ground. Therefore perform Qurbani open heartedly.” (Tirmidhi and Ibn Majah)


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